Thursday, September 13, 2012

Commission on Liturgical Music offering online class

(OCA-NYNJ) - The Diocesan Commission on Liturgical Music [CoLM] solicits 6-7 participants to take part in the initial offering of an on-line liturgical music conducting course: “Choral Conducting for Beginners.”

The course is developed and will be taught by Dr. David Drillock, professor emeritus of liturgical music at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and currently the chairperson of the Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Liturgical Music. The inaugural participants will take part in ten weekly sessions. They will view instructional videos on- line at a time of day convenient for them, and subsequently participate in one weekly 20-minute Skype conference with the instructor.

The course covers topics such as: basic beat patterns, entries on and off the beat, the relationship between text and music, singing in phrases, and techniques of conducting chant. This is an excellent learning opportunity for our diocesan musicians. On completion of this initial offering, it is anticipated that the course will be offered throughout the OCA (with a tuition fee).

Questions and expressions of interest should be directed to PDF available here.

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